COPLAND, Andrew Turnbull
(Service number 28439)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 19 September 1891 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gladstone House, Marton
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. COPLAND (father), Roslyn, King Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, H Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Post-war Occupations



Date 24 October 1964 Age 73 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Notices Timaru Herald, 26 October 1964
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Andrew Turnbull Copland was the eleventh born of the 16 children of Alexander and Annie Morton (née Loudon) Copland. In 1991 he married Georgina May Fraser. Three brothers of Alexander also served in World War One - Robert Davie Copland who was killed in action in 1916 at the Somme, Arthur Thomson Copland and William Leslie Copland.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 April 2017]

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